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Old 01-02-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
Dominique_71
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Lightbulb Which program to search for duplicate pictures


Hi,

My pictures collection is slowly growing with time, and I need a program that can search for duplicates on about 15'000 files and where I can delete them.

I have try a few, among them kimdaba. It is slow but work. The problem is at the delete buton is very close to the end button, and when I close the search windows by mistake, I must re-run the whole search process and wait to the next day.

Is it other alternatives?
 
Old 01-02-2006, 05:02 PM   #2
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Maybe it would be better if you searched through your pics in groups. If you search through less files at one time it won't take so long. How are your pictures sorted, or are they sorted at all?
 
Old 01-02-2006, 07:19 PM   #3
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I suggest using diff in a bash script which checks each file against each other and moves/delete any matching images. This approach would probably be porcessor intensive (especially with so many images) but it would get the job done.

I may get time tommorrow to write a script for you, but times tight at the moment so don't count on it.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 04:54 AM   #4
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My files are on a tree with one dir and 4 subdir.

Where kimdaba is doing a very good job is at it find duplicates even when the size differ and/or when picture parameters as luminance differ. I am trying gqview just now. It work but is very, very slow when deleting some file.

So maybe the good clue is to search through my pics in groups, as suggested by Penguin of Wonder.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 05:07 AM   #5
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My files are on a tree with one dir and 4 subdir.

Where kimdaba is doing a very good job is at it find duplicates even when the size differ and/or when picture parameters as luminance differ. I am trying gqview just now. It work but is very, very slow when deleting some file.

So maybe the good clue is to search through my pics in groups, as suggested by Penguin of Wonder.
 
  


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